Taking tennis to faith centres

Get Inspired visits a mosque in Manchester to see the Sporting Equals and Tennis Foundation Serves project, which takes tennis to faith centres.

"I don't think I'd be playing tennis if it wasn't at the mosque," says 18-year-old Hamza.

Waled Ahmed, a project manager and coach for the project, adds: "There's definitely been an improvement in the children - with their behaviour and especially their confidence.

"They're trying out a new sport - before they'd just be playing football and nothing else.

"It gives them the confidence to pick up a racquet and start playing tennis."

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